Limited Winter Schedule

January 02, 2010 - March 31, 2010 will not be opened to visitors

However, we will be opened for Chinese New Year Eve and New Year, Feb.13th & 14th, inclusive.

Beginning April 1st, we will resume our normal schedule, 9:00am to 5:00pm, all week.



For “Haiti Earthquake”

One 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Port-Au-Prince struck the capital city of Haiti 1/12/2010. It’s the largest quake in that region more than 200 years. It killed at least ten thousands people, and over thousands houses had been destroyed, the damage is extensive.

Join us for prayers and fund raising

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Volunteer Opportunities

Look for professional help in carpet cleaning

We are looking for volunteers who can offer professional help to clean the carpet in Kuan Yin Hall.

Kuan-Yin Hall has been a favorite location for many meditators. Since the completion of the hall, numerous meditation retreats and various activities have been held here. Many people have benefited from it. We are hoping to find professional help in order to continue offering a clean and serene environment for everyone.

Please contact or call (845) 225-1819, ext 105, Ven. Pure if you can help.

Chuang Yen Monastery

Tour Guides Needed!

Are you interested in becoming a tour guide here at CYM?

Do you have knowledge in Buddhism or are you a practicing Buddhist?

Please Let us know.

It is a great opportunity to meet new people and spread the Dharma at the same time.

We will train.

Contact Gary Link at 845-225-1862 or

Study Group in Manhattan (in English)

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

The focus of this study group will be on understanding the fundamental concepts of the Buddha's teachings. To register and for more information, please email Lea Ling Beh at

Abbot of Chuang Yen Monastery Ven. Dhammadipa

The President of BAUS Ven. Ji-Xing has invited Ven. Dhammadipa to be the Abbot Of CYM on 7/27/2008.

Ven. Dhammapida was born in Taiwan and grew up in Malaysia. He receive his full-ordination as a Bhikkhu monk in Sri Lanka under Ven. Prof. Dhammajoti and has since been a monk for twenty years. He received his degree in Buddhist Studies, Buddhist and Pali University and his master degree in Buddhist Philosophy at Kelaniya University in Sri Lanka respectively. In 2005, he successfully hold a at the department of Theology and Religious Studies from the University of Bristol, U.K. He speaks Chinese, Cantonese, Hakka, English, etc., and read many languages for his persuasion of academic like Sanskrit, Pali, Japanese, French, German, etc. He had taught dharma classes in Buddhist research institutes of Yuan-Kuang and Fu-Yen before furthering his Ph.D in UK. He also held forth lectures at summer camp of CYM in 2006 and 2007. He is currently doing research on several aspects of Buddhism and engaging in translation projects. He is currently doing research on several aspects of Buddhism like huministic Buddhism, Yogacara school etc and teaching meditation.

Dharma Study Classes / Groups

BAUS has diligently promoted Dharma for over 43 years. There have recently been many disasters. Dharma can give us guidelines and purify people’s minds. How can we apply Dharma to our lives? Dharma can promote our wisdom and accumulate good karma. BAUS has opened different Dharma study classes in NY & NJ. Each class can help us to reach the right direction, and keep you having good communication, caring community, making a harmony society.

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Past TV Show featuring discourses on the teachings of the Buddha in 2006 (with a keyword search of "amolak sehgal").


Free Distribution of Brass Statues of Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha for Western Buddhist Practitioners

Ksitigarbha is also known in English as Earth Store, Earth Treasury, or Womb of the Earth. In Chinese, Dizang/Ti-Tsang Pusa. In Japanese, Jizo Bosatsu. In Tibetan, Sye Nyingpo.

These statues of Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha have been produced following the traditional iconography of the Chinese Buddhist school. The statue is made of brass and stands approximately 8.5 inches (21.5 cm) tall without the staff and 11 inches (28 cm) including the staff.

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Chuang Yen Monastery Volunteers Needed

Would you like to be of service to the Dharma and to other sentient beings? Our monastery is seeking volunteers to help us with our Dharma mission. This is a precious opportunity to help protect the Dharma and to plant the seeds of merit and virtue. If you have free time and are interested in helping, please contact us for details:

Address:2020 Route 301, Carmel, NY 10512

Phone:1-845-228-4288 Ext 115

Contact Persons: Ven. Sudharma

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Donation for “Morakot Disaster”

Shocking News: 2009.8.8 Morakot Typhoon striked Southern Taiwan, China's Fujian and Zhejiang coast, Japan, and the Philippines,
Heavy rain caused the worst flooding in fifty years …
The Buddhist Association of the United States urge support to the victims
You can make check payable to “BAUS" or
The Buddhist Association of the United States”
Call 845-225-1445 for further information


We are pleased to announce the opening of Woo Ju Memorial Library.

Library hours:
Sat 1:00pm~5:00pm
Sun 10:00am~4:00pm
For more information please contact 845-225-1445 x108.

Bring a vaild ID to apply the library card!

Library Policies

Check Facebook for the library latest activities.

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Lotus Cards (USD $10)

Send a check (Title: BAUS) to
Li Shyu
1709 Creekview Dr.
Clayton, NC 27520

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Autobiography of Dr. C.T. Shen ($USD 22.5) 430 pages

Send a check (Title: BAUS) to
Li Shyu
1709 Creekview Dr.
Clayton, NC 27520

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The Heart of Buddhism Practice (USD $5)

By YuanYin LaoRen

Send a check (Title: BAUS) to
BAUS Wisdom Journal
1384 Broadway, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10018

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HaoZiDuanYan (Disciplining oneself) (USD $8)

By MiaoJing ZhangLao

A collection of MiaoZing ZhangLao's articles or transcriptions from his Dharma talks regrading the practice and theory of Buddhism. 315 pages. Please send a request to

Fa Yun Monastery
Rt. Box 22
Vadito, NM 87579